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A gentleman gets dressed up : what to wear, when to wear it, how to wear it
Bridges, John, 1950-
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Nashville, Tenn. : Rutledge Hill Press, [2003]

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xi, 177 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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GT1710 .B75 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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A Gentleman Gets Dressed Up is not a book about style-it is a book about the rules-rules that will allow any man to feel more comfortable in the choices he makes about what he wears. It answers such questions as: What does "black tie optional" mean? What do I wear to a wedding at 7:00 on a Saturday evening? What do I wear to a job interview? What do I wear to a second interview, even if they observe a casual dress code? What do I wear to the Academy Awards? What do I wear to a funeral? And what button do I leave open on my suit coat?

This GentleManners book is divided into sections about specific items of clothing and specific accessories. It also delves into the different types of events to which a gentleman may find himself invited. The book concludes with sections on extreme etiquette, such as what to wear to meet the pope, and a section on fashion emergencies, such as what to do when your pants split.

A gentleman knows that dressing up may require going to great pains; but it does not require that he feel any pain at all. A gentleman knows that a formal shirt does not have a button-down collar. A colorblind gentleman is not ashamed to mention his disability to a clothing salesperson and to ask for assistance in selecting a shirt or tie to match a suit.